Teething problems likely behind death of four family members, says police


JOHOR BAHRU: Police have not ruled out financial difficulties and illness suffered by the wife as the probable causes behind the death of four family members at their home at Rini Residence, Mutiara Rini, here last Friday.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said they were still waiting for a full report on the  incident.

“Thus far, police have not found any criminal elements from the investigations carried out at the scene.

“Initial investigation also found that there were two issues at hand, the first was financial problems and the second, the illness suffered by the wife. However, we are still waiting for the complete report to support the theory,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after the handing over of the Johor contingent flag to the contingent’s football team in conjunction with the Inspector-General of  Police Cup Football Championship 2017 here today.

Last Friday, a couple and their two children were found dead at their home at Rini Residence at 2.30pm.

The body of the husband, R. Pubalan, 53, a liquor trader, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room on the upper floor of the house while his wife, P. Jeya, 46, who was diagnosed with illness and undergoing hemodialysis treatment, was found dead on a bed near the living room.

The bodies of the couple’s children, P. Sharveen, 14, and P. Krishna, 9, were found in another room.